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Husband and I were having a conversation at the dinner table tonight about a band that we are going to see with some friends next month. The band, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers (the lead singer was in the band … Continue reading
How did you spend your last Sunday of 2015? We awoke early to watch the force awaken – in 3-D at the IMAX. After the movie, which was awesome, we went out to eat for my favorite meal – second … Continue reading
An Early Christmas (Photographically Represented Using Carter’s Stuffed Owls, Barney and Barney Jr.)
Last weekend we drove to Tucson to celebrate an early Christmas with family. Cody and Carter’s cousins are heading out of town for the actual event, so we convened at my mother-in-law’s house for dinner and presents. Carter, of course, … Continue reading
My parents were both raised to believe in God. Both of them, somewhere along the way, chose to stop. I was raised to notice and believe in the wholeness and beauty of nature. That was our belief system, although at … Continue reading
My school district closes for the entire week of Thanksgiving. Cody and Carter’s school, however, is open Monday and Tuesday. This means that I had two days off with no kids around the house. Very nice. I did the typical … Continue reading
The mornings have become cold here in Arizona. The temperatures have been in the low 40’s when I drop the boys off at their school. And still, they do not want to wear pants. Finally I insisted. So Carter wears … Continue reading
This morning, the first day after the day of the death of my father-in-law, I found myself trying to define the sense and complexity of grief. What could I use to define it? Grief is a long list of adjectives … Continue reading
Happiness is… a root beer float.
Tuesday would have been my dad’s 81st birthday. It has been three and a half years since he died. Cody was in Kindergarten and Carter was a preschooler. Their memories of him, I’m afraid, are mostly built upon photographs and … Continue reading